Once known as the Oil Capital of the World, Tulsa, Oklahoma today is home to a well-rounded economy and offers plenty of fun things to do. If you’re looking for Tulsa hotels, Extended Stay Hotels has two great places to stay and both offer great rates.
Tulsa remains a major center for energy development and delivery, as demonstrated by the city’s hosting of the headquarters for two giants of the natural gas industry. Both ONEOK and Williams Company are Fortune 200 companies, and both have been operating over 100 years.
Tulsa is also headquarters for two of the nation’s most well-known car rental companies, the Dollar-Thrifty Automotive Group and Vanguard Automotive Group, operators of National and Alamo Car Rental Companies. The Dollar-Thrifty headquarters is less than three miles from the Studio Plus hotel.
Tulsa is home to two highly respected institutions of higher learning, Oral Roberts University , or ORU, and the University of Tulsa . Named for evangelist Oral Roberts, ORU is a private university with accredited programs in business, engineering, education, nursing and theology. The University of Tulsa is also a private university and is listed as one of the "Best 366 Colleges" by the Princeton Review.
Located on the Arkansas River at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, Tulsa offers visitors a great variety of outdoor recreation opportunities. The City operates 140 parks, including a group of parks along the Arkansas River that are great for running, biking or just relaxing by the water.
Cultural opportunities abound in Tulsa, with several art museums located throughout the city. The Gilcrease Museum is home to the world’s largest collection of American Western artifacts, and includes a vast selection of Native American art and artifacts.
For family fun, visit the Tulsa Zoo and Living Museum , voted "America's Favorite Zoo" in 2005 by Microsoft Game Studios. The Zoo sits on 84 acres and features about 2,800 animals and 435 species, many of which are rare and endangered.
Home to the 2007 PGA Championship and 19 public courses, Tulsa is an ideal spot for golf lovers. Lafortune Park Golf Course offers both an 18-hole championship course and an 18-hole par-3 course. The par-3 course is actually lighted, meaning you can work on your short game long after sunset.
For a comfortable, convenient, and affordable Tulsa hotel, either the Extended Stay America or Studio Plus is a terrific choice.